There are several reasons why anxiety and stress might contribute to heart disease. John Tan, MD, a cardiologist at Medical City McKinney, said simple actions like eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep can help keep your heart healthy.
Anxiety can cause:
- Higher blood pressure
- Higher heart rates
- Inflammatory response
- Changes in blood vessels
- Blood clots
Stress can also cause behavioral changes that can contribute to heart disease so it’s important to take your medicines regularly, exercise, watch your diet and lose weight, if needed, and get good sleep.
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